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James with wife Eliza and daughter Catherine
88th Colours
Crimea Medal Sebastopol Clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Turkish Crimea Medal
James Rush Memorial, death date incorrect
NameRUSH – James / John
Regiment (s)88th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2591
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
28th June 1850 / 21 years / Bury Lancashire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Fresh / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCrimea – embarked with Service Company for Crimea 4th April 1854
Length of Service5 years 125 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 30th October 1855 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal with Sebastopol clasp
Crimea Turkish Medal
Intended Residence at
Westport Mayo Ireland
Pension DistrictsCastlebar
1855 Galway
1874 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
1887 Increased to 1/2½d per diem for service Enrolled Force
1887 further increased to 1/8d per diem to take into account 15 years 6 months service as Colour Sergeant in the South Mayo Rifles Militia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st November 1873 Gravesend England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NAVAL BRIGADE 18th February 1874
Date/Place of Birthc1829 Aughavale Westport Mayo Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
FITZPATRICK Elizabeth or Eliza
c1841 Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeElizabeth Ann b22nd October 1867
Bp 30th October 1867 Aughaval Tuam Mayo Ireland
M KEILY Joseph 1906
D 31st August 1907 Melbourne East Victoria
Bur Melbourne General cemetery
Catherine Mary (Kitty) B 1870 Ireland
Bp 17th August 1870 Aughaval Tuam Mayo Ireland
M LANGRIDGE Edward John 29th November 1899 Fremantle Western Australia
D 10th May 1911 North Fremantle Western Australia
Maria Louisa (Molly) B c1870 County Mayo Ireland
M SHEPHERD John 1889 Victoria (Mary Ann)
D 1936 Casterton Victoria
Margaret Winifred B 2nd January 1874 at sea on “Naval Brigade”
D 8th February 1874 onboard “Naval Brigade”
James John B 10th February 1875
D 22nd July 1951 Leederville Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Richard Patrick B March 1876
D 24th December 1879 Perth Western Australia
bur East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
8th June 1881 assigned Perth Town Lot V118 of 1 acre 9 perches Collins Street north of Delhi Square
6th July 1885 Title application
31st December 1885 Deed of Grant issued Title 7/54
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Ballarat Star 17th February 1906 (Obit.)
West Australian 24th February 1906 (Obit.)
The Age Monday 2nd September 1907 page 1 Death notice Elizabeth Keily
The West Australian Monday 15th May 1911 page 2 Obituary Catherine Langridge
Departure from Western
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial14th February 1906 Nazareth House Ballarat Victoria Australia
bur Ballarat Cemetery Victoria
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd June 1878 Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateWill: 8th December 1905. Probate: 22nd March 1906 Supreme Court of Victoria [VPRS 7591; VPRS 28, Grant P97-833]

7th December 1905 James Rush instructed his solicitors to prepare his will which he duly signed with his mark on the 8th December 1905. At the time he was blind and they had to read the will over to him before guiding his hand to make his mark.
There is no actual copy of the will but the value of his estate was put at £291/5/0. The legatees were his daughters Eliza Ann, Maria Louisa and Catherine Mary as well as his son James John and grandson John, the other legatees were not related to him. James had been living at Nazareth House for over four years prior to his death

Further InformationBritish Army worldwide Index
1851 James Rush 2591 Private Depot 88th Foot location Bury Barracks
Discharge due to paralysis of lower extremities and back the result of a blow from a sand bag while serving in the trenches before Sebastopol 7th June 1855.
November 1880 James rush was on the Nominal roll for the Enrolled Guard. At the time he was living at the Perth barracks and had 4 children 1 boy and 3 girls 2 of whom were in the Convent, his wife was dead.
13th December 1882 he was discharged from the Enrolled Guard-no reason given.James John – name on some records shown as John James